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Master Violin Makers (Both Subjects & Authors)Equally Masterful Binders
Extraordinary Provenance
         
Hill, William Henry; Arthur F. Hill; Alfred Ebsworth Hill.   The violin-makers of the Guarneri family (1626–1762): Their life and work. London: William E. Hill & Sons, 1931. 4to (29.9 cm, 11.75"). xxxvii, [3], 181, [5] pp.; 58 plts., 2 fold. maps, illus.
$3250.00
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Owned by a Very Interesting Woman
Virgilius, Polydorus (Polydore Vergil).  ... De rervm inventoribvs libri VIII. Et de prodigiis libri III. Amstelodami: Apud Danielem Elzevirium,, 1671. 12mo (13.3 cm, 5.25"). *12**8A–X12Y14Z12Aa–Ff12 (verso of F11 adhered to a blank, -F12 & -G1-6); [20] ff., 511, [1] pp., [3] ff., 100 pp., [41] ff. (without the index leaves to the Prodigies).
$250.00
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Life WentSeriously Wrong beginning in Her Mid-Teens
Watkins, Lucy.  Helen Beresford, or the child of misfortune. London: Printed & sold by Dean & Munday, [1811–37?]. 12mo (18 cm, 7"). Frontis., engr. title-leaf, pp. [7]–54.
$200.00
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Early Editions of the FIRST Children's Books
White Knights Library Copies
Baïf, Lazare de; Charles Estienne, ed.  De Vasculis libellus, adulescentulorum causa ex Bayfio decerptus, addita vulgari latinarum vocum interpretatione. Parisiis: Ex officina R. Stephani, 1536. 8vo (17.4 cm, 6.9"). 56, [8] pp. [bound with their] De Re vestiaria libellus, ex Bayfio excerptus: Addita vulgaris linguae interpretatione, in adulescentulorum gratiam atq; utilitatem. Parisiis: Ex officina Rob. Stephani, 1536. 8vo. 68, [10] pp. (final blank lacking).
$1900.00
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An Early, Upbeat American Version
Saint-Pierre, Bernardin de.  The shipwreck; or, the adventures, love, and constancy, of Paul & Virginia, who were reared in the sequestered valley of Port Louis, in the isle of France. New York: S. King (pr. by W. Grattan), 1821. 12mo (19.2 cm, 7.55"). Frontis., [3]–34 pp.
$200.00
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Anatomy & Therapeutics as Taught on the Continent,
NOW for the English Medical Audience
Beckher, Daniel.  Medicus microcosmus, seu, Spagyria microcosmi exhibens medicinam corpore hominis tùm vivo, tùm extincto doctè eruendam, scitè praeparandam, & dextrè propinandam. Londini: Prostant apud Jo. Martin, Ja. Allestry & Tho. Dicas, 1660. 12mo (13.5 cm, 5.25"). [16] ff., 304 pp., [12] ff.
$1250.00
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Outcasts of Israel, Wherever They May Be”
Boudinot, Elias.  A star in the west; or, a humble attempt to discover the long lost ten tribes of Israel, preparatory to their return to their beloved city, Jerusalem. Trenton: D. Fenton, S. Hutchinson, & J. Dunham (pr. by George Sherman), 1816. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). iv, 312 pp.
$450.00
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Choctaw Dictionary
Watkins, Ben.  Complete Choctaw definer, English with Choctaw definition. Van Buren, AR: J.W. Baldwin, 1892. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). 84 pp., [1] f., [6] pp., [1] f.
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Replete with Information of a Novel & Interesting Nature
Unique Woodcuts
       
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall.  The bibliographical Decameron; or, ten days pleasant discourse upon illuminated manuscripts, and subjects connected with early engraving, typography, and bibliography. London: Printed for the author, by W. Bulmer & Co. [/] Shakspeare Press, 1817. 8vo (25.5 cm, 10"). I: [6], vi, [2], ccxxv, [1], 410, [2] pp.; 15 plts. II: [4], 44, [2], 45–535, [3] pp.; 6 plts. III: [4], 544, [4] pp.; 16 plts.
$1500.00
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She's Lost Her Petticoats . . . *&* Her Identity!
The little woman and the pedlar.   [London: No publisher, ca. 1830–35].  16mo (16.4 cm, 6.375"). 16 pp.; 8 col. plts.
$150.00
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Dibdin ApprovedHere, a True Large-Paper Copy
Bion, of Phlossa near Smyrna; Moschus, of Syracuse; & Gilbert Wakefield, ed. [transliterated from Greek] Biōnos kai Moschou ta leipsana. [then in Latin] Illustrabat et emendabat Gilbertus Wakefield. Londini: typis T. Bensley, 1795. 8vo in 4s (24 cm, 9.9"). [8], 33, [83] pp.
$550.00
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First Complete Testament inCherokee
Bible.  N.T. Cherokee. Torrey. 1860. [New Testament in Cherokee, title-page in Sequoya's Cherokee syllabary, transliterated as] Itse Kanohedv Datlohisdv Ugvwiyuhi Igatseli Tsisa Galonedv utseliga Digalvquodi Goweli Diniyelihisdisgi Unadatlegv Watsiniyi tsunileyvtanvhi; Nuyagi Digaleyvtanvhi. New York: American Bible Society, 1860 (i.e., 1862?). 12mo (19 cm, 7.375"). 408 pp.
$900.00
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PSALMS for the Choctaw
Bible.   O.T. Psalms. Choctaw. Wright-Byington. 1913. The book of Psalms, translated into the Choctaw language. New York: American Bible Society, 1913. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.75"). 192 pp.
$300.00
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Illustrations byBenson Lossing, William Howland, &HH
The young sailor; or the sea-life of Tom Bowline. New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, 123 & 125 William St., [1856–66]. 32mo (11.5 cm, 4.5"). 16 pp.; illus.
$150.00
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Leech's Inimitable, Gentlemanly Good Humor
(Entitled” Little Pipsqueaks Are theLaughingstocks)
Leech, John, illus.  The rising generation. A series of twelve drawings on stone. London: The Punch Office (pr. by Bradbury & Evans), [1848]. Folio (38.6 cm, 15.25"). 12 col. plts.
$1850.00
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Greek Psalms from the Bibliotheca Heberiana
Bible. O.T. Psalms. Greek. 1555. Dolscius.   [transliterated from Greek] Davidou prophetper Ioannem Oporinumou kai basileos melos, elegeiois perieilemmenon hypo Paulou tou Dolskiou Plaeos [then in Latin] Psalterium prophetae et regis Dauidis, uersibus elegiacis redditum a Pavlo Dolscio Plauensi. Basileae: per Ioannem Oporinum, [colophon: 1555]. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). [16], 341, [7] pp.
$1250.00
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Reforming the Curia & Proposing a Peace Plan
Catholic Church. Pope (1513–21, Leo X).  Bulla continens materiam pragmatice, reformationis Curie Roman[e] officialium, designationem legatoru[m] pro uniuersali pace inter Christianos principes co[m]pone[n]da, ac indictionis octaue sessionis, publice lecta die .XVII. Iunii .M.d.xiii. in septima session[e] sacri Lateran[ensis] Co[n]cilii, per R.p.d. Ponpeu[m] de Colu[m]na Ep[iscopu]m Reatinu[m], & per patres Concilii approbata. [Rome: Marcellus Silber, 1513]. Small 4to (21.5 cm, 8.25"). [4] ff.
$750.00
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Early Versions ofClassic Tales of MAGIC
Wright, Thomas, ed.  The tale of the basyn and the frere and the boy. London: William Pickering [C. Whittingham], 1836. 24mo (14.2 cm, 5.625"). xvi, [58] pp.; illus.
$135.00
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The Illustrator's Copy
Raspe, Rudolph, et al.; John Carswell, intro.; Fritz Kredel, illus.   The singular adventures of Baron Munchausen. New York: For the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1952. Small 4to (24.8 cm, 9.75"). xli, [1], 175, [1] pp.; illus.
$175.00
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Exceptional Musical Provenance
Hamma, Fridolin.  Meisterwerke italienischer Geigenbau-Kunst Ihre Beschreibg und bisher erzielte Preise. Stuttgart: Hamma & Co., [ca. 1933]. 4to (29.5 cm, 11.6"). [2], xiii, [3], 345, [5] pp.; 9 double plts., plts., illus.
$1000.00
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Issue #1 was Limited to 25 Copies . . .
& There WasNo #2
 
Danielson, Henry, ed.  The Adelphi magazine. London: Henry Danielson (pr. at the Morland Press), 1922. 8vo (27.5 cm, 10.75"). 46 pp., [1 (adv.)] f.; illus.
$125.00
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Murder by PoisonUnidentified
Angus, Charles (defendant).  The trial of Charles Angus, Esq. on an indictment for the wilful murder of Margaret Burns, at the Assizes held at Lancaster, on Friday, 2d Sept. 1808, before the Hon. Sir Alan Chambre. Liverpool: Printed by William Jones, [1808]. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [2] ff., 288 pp.
$850.00
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Embossed Raised-Letter PrintingOne Leaf, Presenting Music
Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind.   Tenth annual report of the managers of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind; Presented to the contributors March, 1843. Philadelphia: J. Crissy, printer, 1843. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). 28 pp., [2] ff.
$100.00
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Yellow Bird's” English Poetry — Morocco Presentation Binding by Bosqui
Ridge, John Rollin.  Poems. San Francisco: H. Payot & Company, 1868. 12mo (19 cm, 7.5"). Frontis. port., 137, [1] pp.
$1200.00
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Wondrous Happenings inSixth Century Italy
Gregorius I, Pont. Max. (Gregory I, pope).  Dialogorum libri quattuor. [colophon: Venetiis: per Hieronymus de Paganinis,1492]. Small 4to (19.5 cm; 7.625"). [79 of 80] ff., lacks final blank leaf.
$3500.00
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I Shall Intersperse the Dry Narration of the Chronicles
with Such Specimens of Fabulous Tradition
as the Poetical Antiquary Will Not Disdain to Recognize”
Malkin, Benjamin Heath.  The scenery, antiquities, and biography, of South Wales, from materials collected during two excursions in the year 1803. London: Pr. for T.N. Longman & O. Rees by T. Bensley, 1804. 4to (27 cm, 10.65"). Frontis., [2], vii, [1], 634 pp.; fold. map., 12 plts.
$750.00
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He Tried to Hold Back the SeaMetaphorically Speaking
Sergeant, John.  The method to science. London: Printed by W. Redmayne for the Author, and sold by Thomas Metcalf, 1696. 8vo (17.5 cm, 7"). [36] ff., 173, 222–52, 351–429, [1] pp. (i.e., [70], 429, [1] pp.).
$800.00
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Two Consecutive Leaves ofNehemiah
Bible.  English. 1611. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   Two leaves extracted from the Old Testament of the first edition of the King James Version of the Bible. London: Imprinted ... by Robert Barker, 1611. Folio (39.8 cm, 15.625"). [2] ff.
$250.00
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London Street VendorsLive” & in COLOR!
[Busby, Thomas Lord].  Costume of the lower orders of the metropolis. [London: Samuel Leigh, ca. 1820]. 24mo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). Engr. t.-p., 23 col. plts.
$900.00
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Christmas Gift ofRiddles & Other Mental Fun
Old Friend.  Mince pies for Christmas, and for all merry seasons: consisting of riddles, charades, rebuses, transpositions, and queries. London: Printed for Tabart & Co., 1812. 24mo (13.5 cm, 5.25"). Frontis., vi, 192 pp.
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A Chivalric ChapbookSwell Woodcuts
(Renaud de Montauban). L'histoire des quatre fils d'Aymon, revue et corrigee de nouveau et augmentee de plusieurs figures. Limoges: F. Chapoulaud, [ca. 1780–99]. 8vo in 4s (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 126 pp.; illus.
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158 (Religious) Images fromTWO Fantastic Designers
Koch, Rudolf, & Fritz Kredel.  Christian symbols. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1996. 4to (28.6 cm, 11.25"). [9], 158, [5] pp.; illus.
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English Countryside, Captured by a German-Born Artist
Weissenborn, Hellmuth.  Country scenes: 1. Wood-engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. [Whittington, Gloucestershire]: Whittington Press, 2001. 12mo (14.8 cm, 5.875"). [32] pp.; illus. [with the same illustrator's] Country scenes: 2. Wood-engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. [Whittington, Gloucestershire]: Whittington Press, 2001. 12mo (14.8 cm, 5.875"). [32] pp.; illus.
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Medieval Literature, Famous Sources, Accounts of Chess TOO!
Gesta Rhomanorum cu[m] applicatio[n]ib[us] moralisatis ac misticis.   [Strasbourg]: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (i.e., Georg Husner)], 1499. Folio (27.5 cm, 10.75"). [8], XCIII, [1] ff. (the last leaf blank and missing here) .
$8750.00
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NAHUATL/AZTEC with an Overlay as Spoken in PUEBLA
NOT Mexico City
Vázquez Gastelú, Antonio.  Arte de lengua mexicana ... corregido ... por el Br. D. Antonio de Olmedo y Torre. Puebla: por Diego Fernãdez Leon y por su original en la Impr. de Francisco Xavier de Morales y Salazar, 1726. Small 4to (19 cm, 7.5"). [2], 54 [i.e., 53] ff.
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Documenting anItalian-American Immigrant Success Story
Rosa, Giuseppe.   Archive of manuscript and printed material, on paper, in Italian, English, and Spanish. New York City & elsewhere: 1902–18.
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An African American's Murder TrialInsanity Defense, 1848
Freeman, William, defendant.  The trial of William Freeman for the murder of John G. Van Nest, including the evidence and the arguments of counsel, with the decision of the Supreme Court granting a new trial, and an account of the death of the prisoner, and of the post-mortem examination of his body by Amariah Brigham, M.D., and others. Auburn: Derby, Miller & Co., 1848. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). iv, [17]–508 pp.; 1 diagram.
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In a Wonderful, COLORFUL Slipcase withEmbossed & Chromolithographed Onlays
Picture books for little children. London: Religious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster Row, 65, St. Paul's Churchyard, and 164, Piccadilly, [ca. 1865]. 16mo (15 cm, 6"). 12 vols. Each volume 12 pp.
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A Founder of InfrarrealismoHis First Published Volume of Poetry
Bolaño Ávalos, Roberto.  Reinventar el amor. [Mixcoac, Mexico City]: Taller Martin Pescador, 1976. Small 4to (25 cm, 10"). [1 (blank)] f., 20 pp., [1 (blank) f.
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Works of a Master EngraverWith Signed Print
Stone, Reynolds.   Reynolds Stone engravings.  London: John Murray (pr. at the Curwen Press), [1977]. 8vo (29.1 cm, 11.5"). xli, [3], 151, [3] pp.; col. illus.
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“The Average Burkite Looked with Disapproval upon the Little 'Toy Church' . . . ”
An Easter Tale in a BRILLIANT Binding ofLovely Design
Dickinson, Mary Lowe.  Spring blossoms an Easter story. Philadelphia: Charles H. Banes, (1895). 8vo (19.1 cm, 7.55"). Frontis., 54 pp.; illus.
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The Brigade of the Coarse Bran
Accademia della Crusca.  Compendio del vocabolario degli accademici della Crusca. Firenze: Apresso Domenico Maria Manni, 1739. 4to (23 cm, 9.125"). 5 vols. I: x, 686 pp. II: [2] ff., 656 pp. III: [2] ff., 524 pp. IV: [1] f., 655, [1 (blank)] pp. V: [2] ff., 554 pp.
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What Might the Baron Do Next?Signed Riviere Binding
[Raspe, Rudolf Erich]; Strang, William, & J.B. Clark, illus.; Thomas Seccombe, intro.  The surprising adventures of Baron Munchausen. London: Chelsea Pub. Co. [colophon: Printed in Nijmegen, Holland, by G. J. Thieme], [1920?]. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.5"). lv, [1], 299, [1] pp.; 30 plts. (incl. in pagination), illus.
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Gold-Beaters & Calico Printers
Crabb's new book of trades, containing an account of the origin and present state of most of the trades practised in England. With neat embellishments. London: Printed & published by T. Crabb ... Sold also by J. Bysh ... , R. Hill, & Lingley & Belch ... & all other Booksellers, [1818–21?]. 24mo (15 cm, 5.5"). 82, [2] pp.; illus.
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The Bustle, Excitement, Culture, & NOISE of LONDON
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S. W. [Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson?, Elizabeth Kilner?].  A visit to London: Containing a description of the principal curiosities in the British metropolis. Philadelphia: Published by Benjamin Warner ... sold also at his store in Richmond, Virginia (pr. by Wm. Greer), 1817. 24mo (14.8 cm, 5.75"). 111, [1] pp.; 6 plts., illus.
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Surgeon General of the Continental Army &
Philadelphia Observer of Summer & Autumnal Disease”
Rush, Benjamin.   An inquiry into the various sources of the usual forms of summer & autumnal disease in the United States, and the means of preventing them. To which are added, facts intended to prove the yellow fever not to be contagious. Philadelphia: Published by J. Conrad & Co. and M. & J. Conrad & Co.; Baltimore: Rapin, Conrad, & Co.; Petersburg: Somervell & Conrad; Norfolk: Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. (printed by T. & G. Palmer), 1805. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). 113, [1] pp.
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Sirs Substantive & Pronoun, Corporal Syllable,
& of Course Captain Word
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[Peacock, Thomas Love].  Sir Hornbook, or, Childe Launcelot's expedition. A grammatico-allegorical ballad. London: Joseph Cundall, 1843. 16mo (16 cm, 6.125"). 28, 3, [5] pp.; 8 col. plts.
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Boccaccio's LanguageCatalogued & Cross-ReferencedA Poet's Copy
Alunno, Francesco.  Le ricchezze della lingua volgare. In Vinegia: [colophon: In casa de Figliuoli di Aldo], 1543. Folio (32.7 cm, 12.875"). 225, [1] ff.
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POPULARPICTORIAL LATIN
Greenwood, James.  The London vocabulary, English and Latin: Put into a new method, proper to acquaint the learner with things as well as pure Latin words. London: R. Baldwin, F. & C. Rivington, G. Robinson, et al., 1807. 12mo (14 cm, 5.5"). viii, 123, [1] pp.; illus.
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Signed by Both the Poet & the ArtistWith Original Bearden Lithograph
Walcott, Derek; Romare Bearden, illus. & ed.  The Caribbean poetry of Derek Walcott & the art of Romare Bearden. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1983. Folio (31.1 cm, 12.25"). xix, [1], 210, [4] pp.; col. illus.
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Dance of DeathBewick(s?), after Holbein
[Hawkins, J.S., ed.].  Emblems of mortality; representing, in upwards of fifty cuts, death seizing all ranks and degrees of people. London: T. Hodgson, 1789. 12mo (17.1 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., [2], xxviii, 51, [1] pp.; illus.
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Explore Old EuropeSigned Decorated Cloth
Osborne, Albert B.  Picture towns of Europe. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1926. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.375"). Frontis, xii, [2], 247, [1] pp.; 47 plts., map (incl. in pagination).
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Enhanced by a Fan of St. JohnIn a Contemporary Binding & with78 Woodcuts
Aemilius, Georg.  Evangelia quae consueto more dominicis et aliis festis diebus in ecclesia leguntur. Coloniae Agrippinae: Ad intersignium Monocerotis [Walther Fabritius], 1566. 8vo (16 cm, 6.3"). [176] ff.; illus.
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The Etched Plates, inSanguine
Nurse Dandlem's little repository of great instruction, containing The surprising adventures of Little Wake Wilful, and his deliverance from the Giant Grumbolumbo. Glasgow: Pub. & sold wholesale, by J. Lumsden & Son, [ca. 1815]. Near miniature (9.5 cm, 3.75"). 47, [1] pp.; illus.
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Sensational “News” ReportsShocking “Plots” Fortunately “Discovered”!
(Worcester, Edward Somerset, Marquis of).  The earl of Glamorgans negotiations and colourable commitment in Ireland demonstrated; Or, the Irish plot for bringing ten thousand men and arms into England, whereof three hundred to be for Prince Charls's Lifegard. Discovered in several letters taken in a packet-boat by Sir Tho: Fairfax forces at Padstow in Cornwal; which letters were cast into the sea, and by the sea coming in, afterwards regained; and were read in the Honorable House of Commons, and ordered to be printed. London: Edward Husband, 1645. 4to (19 cm, 7.5"). 35, [1] pp.
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A Father of Botany” Going Biblical Adornments by
The Petrarch Master”
Brunfels, Otto; Hans Weiditz, illus.  Precationes biblicae Sanctoru[m] Patrum, illustrium viroru[m] et mulierum utriusq[ue] Testamenti. Argentorati [Strasbourg]: apud Ioannem Schottum, 1528. 8vo (14.9 cm, 5.875"). 8, [91] ff.; illus. (final illus. & blank lacking).
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The Constitution & the LawsThe English Version
Cherokee Nation.  Laws, etc.  Constitution and laws of the Cherokee Nation. Published by authority of the National Council. St. Louis: R. & T.A. Ennis, Printers, 1875. 8vo (22 cm, 8.625"). 284, v pp., [1] f.
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A Medieval Pope Expounds on “Miserere mei Deus”
  Two Fine Woodcuts & an Elegant Simple Binding
Catholic Church.  Pope, 1261-1264 (Urbanus IV).  Fructuosa Urbani pape, quarti Expositio in Psalmum quinquegesimum Miserere mei Deus. [Paris]: Venundatur ab Jodoco Badio et Joanne de Prato, 1519. 8vo (12.8 cm, 5"). [24] ff.
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An Aldine Offering Opinions on a Variety of Subjects
(Libraries Included)
Liburnio, Nicolò.  Le occorrenze humane. [colophon: In Vinegia: In casa de' figliuoli di Aldo, 1546]. 8vo (16.3 cm, 6.375"). [12], 5–147 [i.e., 146], [2] ff.
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Who Lives in Europe?. . . . .
. . . & What Do They Wear?
[Venning, Mary Anne].  A geographical present: Being descriptions of the several countries of Europe. Compiled from the best authorities. With representations of the various inhabitants in their respective costumes. New York: William Burgess, Juvenile Emporium [R. & G. Wood, Printers], 1831. 16m (15.5 cm, 6.125"). [2] ff., 140, 7 (adv.), [1 (blank)] pp.; 12 plts.
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